Described by it's author rufwoof as 'somewhat like a Puppy - built using Debian Jessie KDE
Boots from USB and presents two boot choices. The default is that no changes are preserved, so whatever changes you make are lost at reboot (unless docs/data is stored on a separate device such as your HDD). However you can run "sudo flush2disk" in a terminal screen, or use the MENU, APPLICATIONS, SYSTEMS, flush2disk choice ... and all changes up to that point will be preserved (written to the USB) so that they are apparent at the next reboot. All changes are recorded in memory, so there is a finite limit as to how many changes can be recorded. For larger amounts of changes such as a big update, there's another boot option, where all changes are preserved (written to USB) as soon as they are made (so that memory issues aren't a concern).
Debian's repository is extensive - typically accessed/used using either dkpg or apt-get terminal commands ... or synaptic gui. Synaptic is the easiest for most to use.
Logs you in as "user" (password 'live'), but has terminal and filemanager (called dolphin) tray icons that automatically open as root. Root password is "me". You can run sudo in a terminal to run a command as root. Or su into root (using the password 'me'). Or click the desktop and type in kdesu to run a gui root.
Set to automatically receive updates from Debian, but prompts you via a 'Notification' that shows in the panel/tray. Best to try and keep the system pristine so when notifications pop up to say updates are available, then reboot and apply updates as desired, and then run the flush2disk command to preserve those changes on top of the prior pristine version. Most of the other time you might prefer not to preserve changes (shut down without having run flush2disk).
A well rounded highly configurable/flexible desktop with many unique features. Move your mouse into the top left corner and up pops a 3D cube (or in this installations case there are 3 desktops by default - so its a 3D triangle). You can use your mouse to drag that cube around and see the individual desktops. Move the mouse back into the top left and the desktop in focus full-screens.
In the panel/tray, the three desktops are also visible and you can click on any one to switch to that desktop. If you click on the current desktop that Shows-Screen i.e. minimises all windows. You can even drag windows between desktops in that mini-desktop panel/tray.
Click on a empty region of the desktop, and then type in something like 3*4 and up pops the answer 12. Or type in a command such as leafpad and leafpad (text editor) is opened.
Drag a window title to the top of screen and a grey area shows that if you release the mouse the window will be maximised. Drag the title of a maximised window downwards and it will be scaled down. Drag the title to a corner, or side, and the window will be quartered/halved (handy for having a number of windows arranged around the desktop for simultaneously viewing several windows at the same time).
Desktop icons can be added by right clicking the desktop and selecting the unlock widgets option. Once on the desktop move the mouse over the icon and up pops a bar that you can use to drag the icon around, resize it (individual icons can individually be resized), or even rotated. You can right click the desktop again to also select the 'add widgets' choice ... that enables you to add a clock or system monitor or ... whatever. After adjusting icons and adding/changing/removing widgets - just right click the desktop and select the lock-widgets option. Note that you also need to unlock widgets to make changes to the panel/tray (such as dragging a icon from the menu to the tray).
Configure things as you like, just remember that to preserve changes you have to run flush2disk. In some cases you might prefer not to make changes persistent i.e. try installing things from the Debian repository and if you don't like it, a reboot has you back to how things were before (assuming you hadn't opted to boot using record all changes instantly mode).
So like puppy - where you can frugal boot, record changes (or not). You can even load layered SFS's - up to seven of them, by including them in the /live folder (any with a .squashfs filename suffix get loaded at bootup) ... however that isn't advised. Debian's repository and package database is very solid and extensive, loading other SFS's can corrupt that package database, as such its best to avoid using SFS's unless you're experienced with Debian, the system and risks.
What comes as standard? Lots! Libre Office for your word processing, spreadsheet, presentation ...etc. CD/DVD tools to watch, rip and burn. Openshot together with Blender, inkscape and Audacity so you can edit your own videos, including 3D animated titles, Skype, MasterPDFEditor3 .... and much more. And of course you can add to those (or remove them if you so desire) using Synaptic.
Known issues :
Booting via a USB legacy can take a while. Cup of tea type break boot up time. Sits on the linuz boot (mostly black) screen whilst it reads the USB, so give it a while before pulling the plug in the belief that it hadn't worked (any more than 3 minutes however and likely something has gone wrong). On USB2 or 3, boot up is very quick .... seconds. Bear in mind however that any one USB legacy device might pull down all other USB ports to that slow speed, so your mileage may vary.
Similar to Barry's 8GB ready-made drive image Replicating part of that text :
Download the debkde64.img.xz
Expand and install (for example of Flash drive being sdf) (in a non-Puppy distro, you might have to do the 'sudo' thing, to run as root). Substitute correct name of .img.xz and drive for that of example given here: